Attorney Jessica L. Bryant's practice spans the legal system, from real-estate closings and will drafting to custody cases and criminal infractions. Bryant tackles each case, no matter how stressful, with aplomb and compassion, thanks to her extensive schooling, pro bono work in post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, and a stint with the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Steve Chesler and his team of shutterbugs blend traditional and photojournalistic shots to capture the spontaneity of each client's wedding day. A winner of a Photographer of the Year award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2007, 2008, and 2010, Steve also zips to destination weddings from Key West to Mexico City. Creative trash-the-dress sessions let decked-out brides jump in swimming pools or caper about on horses for a down-and-dirty photo shoot after the big day. Chesler Photography also offers traditional in-studio portrait and maternity sessions.
The family golf membership grants you, your spouse, and the human-like hybrids you've spawned full access to Champion Hills Country Club. The verdant, 200-acre course showcases a smaller cottage-style design, nine holes that emphasize unique architecture and reward strategic thinking while remaining approachable by all skill levels. Club membership nets unlimited and unrestricted tee times, as well as no green fees, leaving extra money to make it rain at the elegant, auburn-hued dining room and full-service bar, accessible as part of the membership. Members-only special events include the wine- and chocolate-themed ladies' night out and a weekly Friday night fish fry. The golf-disinclined or swing-weary can sneak off to enjoy the club’s private outdoor pool and winter ice-skating rink.
At Lake Aviation, FAA-certified flight instructors oversee a wide spectrum of programs that help patrons develop aeronautical skills, whether they're aspiring aviators or casual joyriders. Pilots-in-training can take a Private Pilot's License and then branch out into specialty programs such as Instrument Certification and Ground Instruction. Everyone else, meanwhile, can skip right to soaring through a scenic discovery flight, wherein two or three passengers fly high above upstate New York and even the Niagara Falls while a professional pilot steers the aircraft around any cloud-based traffic jams.
Mema’s Deli & Sweet Shoppe offers an extensive menu abounding with fresh meats, hot entrees, and homemade Italian confections. Specialty-meal options include the chicken parmigiana, a platter of poultry dressed in homemade bread crumbs, sauce and mozzarella cheese ($7.49), or the eggplant parmigiana ($7.49). An open-faced meatball sandwich features homemade meatballs ($6.49), and the ziti, rigatoni, or spaghetti dinner includes sauce, cheese, and a choice of house made sausages or meatballs ($6.99). Dining duos can sup on their choice of grilled chicken dishes, such as the texas chicken, an Alamo-remembering bird served with barbecue sauce, bacon, and provolone ($5.49), or can sink teeth into a fried-chicken basket with fries ($7.99). A selection of desserts stands by to deliver the meal's fairy-tale ending, complete with cheese-filled cannolis ($1.49), a cocoa-crammed big brownie ($0.99), or a gift-wrapped Prince Charming.
At the tender age of 19, young businessman Mikeal Wood founded Upstate Party Rental in 2001, provisioning celebrations with tables, tents, and glassware while roping in a 2006 award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the U.S. Small Business Association. When not raising his four kids, Mikeal stays hard at work alongside his team of trusty roustabouts, hammering stakes for canopies and tents, setting out seating, or enveloping flatware in crisp linens. With a wealth of tables, chairs, silverware, coolers, and equipment at hand, Mikeal and his team can equip any style or size of gathering, from laying out cloth-clad tables for a fancy barbecue to putting down a dance floor for weddings. After each revelry, workers speedily dismantle the rented furnishings, load up their vans, remind the hosts it was all a dream, and leave backyards or banquet halls exactly as they found them.